Mortality during and after opioid substitution treatment in Austria 2002 to 2016

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 - 13:20 to 14:50
Central square 1 (C1)


Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is the most common treatment of opioid addiction in the EU. (Reduction) of mortality is one evaluation criteria for success. A mortality cohort study on patients (formerly) in opioid substitution treatment (OST) was conducted in Austria (linkage of general mortality register and OST-register on pseudononymised base). All 25,000 patients starting OST between 1.1.2002 and 31.12.2016 were followed until 31.12.2016 (200,000 person-years). Two third of these person-years have been in OST treatment. 1,500 persons died between 1.1.2002 and 31.12.2016. The standard mortality ratio was compared with other similar mortality cohorts. First results show a lower mortality ratio in comparison to other studies. In addition an analysis of death causes will be conducted and presented.


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